Mgr. Zuzana Štochmalová
Academy of animation
SSUS animovanej tvorby
Vlastenecke namestie 1
851 01 Bratislava
Academy of animation (SSUŠAT), offers 4-year full-time study in 5 study programmes – animation, graphic design, photographic design, fashion design and image and sound production – camera, sound, editing.
Academy of animation has always prided itself at providing the latest industry standard facilities and technologies to its students. Study programme Animation is unique for its Motion Capture studio which currently consists of 20 cameras. It is the only Lab in Slovakia. There is only one university in the USA which has studio with the same number of cameras. Motion Capture was used to create the following films Avatar, Beowulf, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Assasin´s Creed, King Kong…This technology is capable of capturing both full body and detailed facial movement in 3D and 2D animation. Using this technology is worlwide known as royal discipline in animation. Animation is not only about drawing and fairy tales but also about using it in the fields like architecture, archaeology, medicine, biology, criminalist, etc.
In any motion capture animation programme, individuals should make sure the school provides access to the latest computer software and equipment. Finding a programme that provides internship opportunities and helps build a solid portfolio also gives graduates an edge when looking for employment.
Moreover, photographic design, graphic design and fashion design are also at the high quality level in all respects: study programme framework, technical equipment or teaching staff. Students can use the latest technologies, up-to-date version of SW a HW. Professional teaching staff consists of qualified teachers and experts in their fields.
Academy of animation annualy organizes ANIMOFEST – festival of animated films for students of secondary schools into which students all over the world can submit their films. Furthermore, within Animofest there are competitions for students of graphic design UAT GRAPHIC, photographic design UAT PHOTOGRAPHY, fasion design UAT FASHION and Visual and Media art UAT FILM.